We see it every day in the homes of the people we serve. Often we find that the kids are all grown up and the companionship of the pets in these homes is paramount to the lives of our clients. Because of this, we offer pet sitting as part of our list of services and have designed a program called Prescott Maid to Order’s Forever Home Program. I’ll talk a little more about the program in a minute. But first, here are a few interesting facts about the health benefits animals bring to their humans. Owning a pet:
Lowers blood pressure
Eases pain and anxiety
Helps people socialize
Monitors blood sugar levels for diabetics
Prevents allergies and improves immunity
Helps children develop
Our Forever Home Program is in conjunction with Yavapai Humane Society. The website “Mighty Cause,” states, “Every day, 9,000 pets are killed in American shelters. However, the Yavapai Humane Society bucks that trend. YHS is the safest shelter in Arizona and among the safest in the nation, with a lifesaving rate of 97%.” What a great opportunity to serve.
In an earlier article a year or two back, I talked about community service in business, stating, “While trying to grow a business, many companies locally and nationwide are seeing the value in serving their community and the world at large. Whether it is on a large or small scale, the value of volunteerism, contribution and service is of unlimited worth.” We are involved in several causes in our community, with this being just one.
So, what is the program about?
We will feature a dog or cat (sometimes both at the same time) and post an ad anywhere we can get exposure for it, on our Facebook page, our website and several community pages. Often, it will be a pet that is older, maybe has been there longer or may not be the one that will get adopted quickly. We will post and repost as long as needed to try to get the word out, not only about that particular pet, but the cause of finding homes for any of the pets in YHS. When someone responds to one of our ads, either to us directly or to the Humane Society and then adopts our “featured” pet, we will in turn sponsor the fees. How fun is that! We ask people to “share” the ad to their page and to their friends so that the word will spread.
Our homes not only put a roof over our heads, but house and protect those we love, including our critter kids. It’s where we make memories, enjoy our quiet time, recuperate from a long day at work, celebrate with those we hold dear and much more. If you have been considering the companionship of a new pet, we encourage you to check out our Forever Home Program on our website or Facebook page and visit the Humane Society. We love our clients and we love our pets! QCBN
By Lucy Leyva
Lucy Leyva is the proud owner of MTO Janitorial LLC, and Prescott Maid to Order LLC, both local cleaning companies based out of Prescott Valley, serving Northern Arizona since 2005. For any cleaning inquiry, please contact us at 928-772-0004 and/or visit our website at mtojanitorial.com.